62 pages 2 hours read

Gordon Korman


Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2021

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In Chapter 3, after the atrium wall is repainted, Dana notes, “The swastika is gone, but it isn’t” (21). What does she mean by this, and what does it take for the students to feel that the swastika has lost its power over the community?


Discuss what the paper chain symbolizes both within and across the narrative. How is this symbolism seen within the text?


Explore the various motives characters have for their actions. Draw on at least three different characters’ motives in your discussion.